Get Ready to Celebrate at 2023 Isa Street Festival and Street Parade
This year’s Isa Street Festival and Street Parade is less than one week away – Wednesday, August 9 – and with a theme of celebrating Mount Isa’s 100th birthday, it’s gearing up to be an event to remember.
The headline entertainment for the Isa Street Festival is Australian rock icon Daryl Braithwaite, who’s the former lead singer of Sherbet and whose solo hits include “The Horses”, “As The Days Go By”, and “One Summer”.
Daryl will take to the beer garden stage in front of the Civic Centre on West Street at 7pm. The beer garden will open at 6pm.
Daryl’s set will be followed by Australian ABBA tribute act Bjorn Again, who have performed all over the world, including at major rock festivals in the UK.
More than 30 food, market and information stalls are registered for the Isa Street Festival. The event’s footprint has grown this year to include more of West Street, and Council invites patrons to explore and visit all of the stalls, including those in the Sideshow Alley.
The Isa Street Parade has more than 20 entries, representing a cross-section of local community groups, sports clubs, and schools. This year’s theme is “Birthday Party! Celebrating Mount Isa Through the Ages”.
The Street Parade will begin just after 6pm at the roundabout near the Isa Street Bridge. The parade will travel up Isa Street, before turning in to Miles Street and finishing up near the intersection of Miles Street and Grace Street.
There are two fireworks displays this year – at 8.15pm and just before 10pm – as well as a laser lights show.
Residents are reminded that road closures will come into effect on sections of West Street, Rodeo Drive, and Miles Street in the CBD from 2pm on Wednesday, August 9.
Parts of Isa Street and Fourth Avenue will also be closed for the Street Parade from 5.30pm that day.